Copying is always the easy way out of anything. That’s why we’ve been impressed with the Nokia Microsoft partnership — since both firms appear hell-bent on blazing their own trails on the mobile road map. The newly announced flagship Nokia Lumia 920 is as impressive as it is bold and serves as an excellent starting point for Windows Phone 8. Key features include a curved 4.5-inch Gorilla Glass “PureMotion HD+” display (which you can interact with even while wearing gloves), a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, NFC, LTE, an 8MP/1080p rear PureView camera with a Carl Zeiss lens, and best of all, integrated wireless charging based on the Qi standard. Naturally, the wireless charging will let you ditch the cords, but you’ll still need to pick up a third-party charging pad or the company’s own approved Fatboy-branded charging pillow. Still sound like a pain? Well, Nokia also announced that Lumia 920 owners will find built-in wireless charging pads in the Virgin Atlantic Heathrow lounge and Coffee Bean locations — but there’s no word on timing.
It’s also important to keep in mind that the PureView camera is not the 41MP beast found in the 808 PureView. Instead, it’s a brand name designed to distinguish Nokia’s focus on imaging from the rest of the camera phone pack. Specifically, the Lumia 920 employs hardware image stabilization and impressive low light capabilities to make sure your mid rave shots come out nice and sharp.
Release dates and pricing are still under wraps, but we’ll be sure to update this article as we know more.
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